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Request for Tenders

‘Scoping exercise to inform the further development of professional standards and guidance for archaeological practice in Ireland

The IAI would like to invite all suitably qualified candidates to submit a tender for the above works.

Full details at: RFT IAI Scoping Review Standards and Guidances

Note all queries to by 2nd December and final tender submissions by the 9th of December.


External Vacancy Kefron

Job Title: Inventory Assistant, Irish Antiquities Division,

Department: National Museum Offices, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Further details HERE

Main Duties / Responsibilities:
• Complete an inventory of a large quantity of Irish Antiquities collections from the
National Museum of Ireland (NMI) into the NMI collections management
databases, as part of a team.
• Data input of Irish Antiquities collections from physical objects to database.
• Complete object information as needed; this includes identifying objects, assigning
unique identifiers, writing brief descriptions, updating locations records and
labelling objects.
• Physically handle, re-bag or re-house museum objects, as needed.
• Assess and report to NMI staff any objects in need of conservation or stabilisation.
• Report on and audit the inventory throughout the project (some of the audits could
be taking place in Swords, Co. Dublin).
• Data input of Irish Antiquities collections from accession registers to database.
• Adherence to set daily and weekly productivity and quality targets.
• Execute all requirements as set out by the Irish Antiquities Documentation
Officer/Line Manager and Registrar.

Personal Specification
Principal Qualifications Required:
• Primary Degree in Irish Archaeology
• Experience in processing archaeological finds from excavations or in a postexcavation environment.
• A broad knowledge of Irish archaeological objects.
• IT fluency, particularly in the use of databases and data inputting, preferably
collections management systems.
• Basic understanding of SPECTRUM, the UK-based international standard for
museum collections care and management.
• Fluent English.

Personal characteristics / Competencies Required:
• A professional, dynamic person that can adapt to the ever-changing
environment of Kefron Group.
• Self-motivated and deliver on agreed commitments in a professional and
timely manner.
• Numerical accuracy.
• Neat handwriting.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Good data-management skills.
• Trustworthy and discreet with information-sharing.
• Must be a team player, highly self-driven and flexible.
• Strong organisational skills in order to deliver agreed targets.
• Problem solving abilities and solutions focused.
• Flexible approach to daily changing work routines.
• Good time keeping skills.
• Communicate all information in an open and courteous manner.
• Previous experience working in a museum environment or similar.
This position is intended to be dynamic and is subject to change. Position
requirements and essential functions may be altered from time to time based upon
the needs of the organisation and department. This position may be required to
execute special projects or other related duties on occasion.

Salary: 26,950

Please send a copy of your current CV & cover letter for this role to by close of business

23rd March 2022


NOW CLOSED – The Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Administrator & Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Co-ordinator.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all administrative duties linked with the Institute, which is the representative body for the archaeological profession on the island of Ireland. As the  Administrator and CPD Co-ordinator you will be primarily based in our office at 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, however the option of remote working will be supported.

Main responsibilities:

  • Liaising with the members of the CPD steering committee to design a series of 10-12 annual events for the archaeological and heritage sectors.
  • Organising and implementing the 10-12 annual CPD events
  • Reporting to and assisting the members of the voluntary board of the IAI
  • Assisting the Secretary to organise and scheduling six annual Board Meetings
  • Assisting with the organisation of the annual conference and AGM
  • Assisting the Treasurer and Accountant with book-keeping and the annual audit and working with the Treasurer to manage invoicing, expenses and payments
  • Completing funding applications and liaising with our funders in the Heritage Council and National Monuments Service of the Department of Housing and Local Government
  • Monitor & reply to all incoming emails
  • Assist the Membership Secretary to help maintain their member database and providing receipts to members.
  • Archiving & GPDR guidance
  • Completion of Job Tracking sheets to be signed off by the Vice-Chair to track workload

Skills and experience required:

  • Prior experience in administrative role
  • Degree in Archaeology or a related heritage discipline
  • Ability to multitask. Working alone or with the Board and members of the Institute
  • Strong management and organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Competent user of the complete Microsoft Office package
  • Proficiency in Webex and other online platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom
  • A working knowledge of GDPR legislation.

Relevant training can be provided

Position: Part-time to commence, subject to a 6-month probationary period the position will be 24 hours per week initially with the possibility of making the position full-time and pensionable currently under examination and subject to funding.

Salary: €1,920 per month based on a three-day working week, to be paid monthly at the end of each month.

CV and Cover letter to chair[@]  Closing date for applications 22nd October 2021

The Discovery Programme (Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland) has advertised for the position of Chief Executive Officer. Close date for application is 5pm on Friday 11 September 2020. Full details and job specifics are available on –
Resident Archaeologist –N22 Baile Bhuirne to Macroom Macroom, M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy and N73 Annakisha roads developments – Closing date 4pm on Thursday 27 June 2019 –

Provision of Field Monument Advisor  / Archaeological Consultancy Services to the Farming Rathcroghan EIP Project.

Roscommon County Council invites proposals from a suitably qualified consultant/s to provide Field Monument Advisor / Archaeological Consultancy Services to the Farming Rathcroghan EIP Project.

The Farming Rathcroghan Operational Group was granted a project budget of €0.984 million, through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) EIP-Agri fund, for an innovative project to address the declining socio-economic circumstances of the farming community, while addressing the need to preserve and create awareness of the unique archaeological landscape around Rathcroghan. This project will run until December 2023. The knowledge gained from this EIP has the potential to be replicated in future EU-funded schemes.

The Field Monument Advisor will be an integral support to the Farming Rathcroghan EIP Project. This role is a multi-faceted one, which will evolve as the project develops. The overall goal being a sustainable improvement to the socio-economic circumstances of the Rathcroghan farming communities, while preserving and creating awareness of this unique archaeological landscape.

Closing date for quotations is 09.30 am on Monday 15th July 2019

1A, Request for Quotation for Field Monument Advisor Archaeology Consultancy Srvices to the Farming Rathcroghan EIP Project

1B, Quotation Response Document for Field Monument Advisor Archaeological Consultancy Services to the Farming Rathcroghan EIP Project


A Review of the structure and impact of the Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland – RFT 152728

The Discovery Programme and the Heritage Council invite competent parties to make a submission to undertake an independent review of the Discovery Programme. The successful contractor will be engaged by the Heritage Council. The conduct of this review will be overseen by a group composed of representatives drawn from the Board of the Discovery Programme and the Heritage Council.

The Discovery Programme is in the process of appointing a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). It is envisaged that the review will inform and set the parameters of a Strategic Plan for the Discovery Programme to be developed by the incoming CEO following the broad strategic direction set by the Board and in alignment with the Service Level Agreement with the Heritage Council.

Closing date: 22 July 2019
Director of Fieldwork – Archaeological Field School
Achill Archaeological Field School requires a Director of Fieldwork.

The successful candidate will be a fully licensed (Ireland) archaeologist with at least 3-5 years experience directing/supervising archaeological excavations, in-depth knowledge of Irish archaeology, basic archaeological field and laboratory procedures, mapping, photography, and collection and handling of artefacts.

The Director of Fieldwork will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Field School, supervise students and staff and ensure proper records are kept that reflect the working of the excavations.

The term of the contract will run from April to September 2019 with an option for an extension or renewal.
Annual Salary – c. €40,000 (negotiable).
Paid leave 28 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays.

The Achill Archaeological Field School, established in 1991, is probably the oldest Field School in Ireland. The School is fully accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway.

Applications with CV should be forwarded to Dr. Theresa McDonald, Managing Director, Achill Archaeological Field School, Folklife Centre, Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, F28HK11, or by e-mail to